Chin Keow v Government of Malaysia: PC 1967

[1967] 1 WLR 813
Dicta ApprovedBolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee QBD 1957
Professional to use Skilled Persons Ordinary Care
Negligence was alleged against a doctor.
Held: McNair J directed the jury: ‘Where some special skill is exercised, the test for negligence is not the test of the man on the Clapham omnibus, because he has not got this special skill. The test . .
[1957] 1 WLR 582, [1957] 2 All ER 118

Cited by:
MentionedWhitehouse v Jordan HL 17-Dec-1980
The plaintiff sued for brain damage suffered at birth by use of forceps at the alleged professional negligence of his doctor. The Court of Appeal had reversed the judge’s finding in his favour.
Held: In this case most of the evidence at issue . .
[1981] 1 WLR 246, [1980] UKHL 12, [1981] 1 All ER 267

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Updated: 16 December 2020; Ref: scu.269667